The word is that tickets will go down in 2011 but don’t expect Bon Jovi tickets to ever plummet. The veteran New Jersey pop-rockers, who will perform at the Wells Fargo Center in March, was the top touring act of 2010. Bon Jovi grossed $108 million in America and $201 million worldwide.
The old school players comprised most of the top 10. AC/DC raked in $177 million, while Roger Waters is third with $90 million. Paul McCartney generated $61 million and the James Taylor/Carole King tandem netted $50 million. Such youngsters as Lady Gaga, John Mayer and Michael Buble also made the list.
Speaking of McCartney, the Macca was kind enough to recently play London’s cash-strapped 100 Club. All proceeds went to the venue. 300 fans dropped about $100 to catch the intimate show. It’s the smallest venue McCartney played since he returned to Liverpool’s Cavern Club in 1999.